Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oldies but Goodies


 I won't inundate you with as many layouts today I promise! These ones are pages I created last year, probably just before I started to loose steam. I'm sure I'm not the only scrapbooker who can look back at a page and not only remember the time featured in the photographs, but also when and where the page was created. I love that.
Melon Heads was a quick page inspired by the Robin's Nest  embellishments that I had to use as watermelon seeds (forget that my kids have never seen anything but a seedless melon).
On The Water was done based on a Helmar Sketch by the very talented Lydell Quin. The last page was done at an awesome crop hosted by Lucky 7 Factory. The challenges they issue at live crops and online crops are always lots of fun. If I remember correctly, this one had to use a certain number of clouds. I love a challenge that gets me out of the box.

Melon Heads

pp: Bazzill Basics Paper, MME?, Lily Bee Design.
stickers: American Crafts
Washi Tape: Bella Blvd. 
Ink: Dylusions
"seeds": Robin's Nest

On The Water
cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
pp: American Crafts
chipboard: Pink Paislee, American Crafts
Ink: Dylusions
stickers: Lily Bee Design, AC
Fabric Tape: Love My Tapes

The Journey Begins
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Stain
die cuts: Kaiser Craft
Vinyl clouds: Lucky 7 Factory
letters: Cosmo Cricket

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Playing Catch Up

There's something magical about the 6 month mark with babies. You wake up one morning, to find that small bits of normalcy have crept back in while you were getting those precious spurts of sleep between teething cries and leaking diapers. I've started getting organized again, my house, my body, and even my mind seem to be getting back to where they were before the baby bomb hit. I've also started making plans for projects, volunteering at the kids school, and being hopeful that I'll soon be able to occasionally hang out with my friends again without having to rush home to nurse the baby. I'm also looking forward to running again. ( I can't believe I just wrote that!)

Part of my organizing is happening while the baby takes a morning nap, and Rowan and I hang out in the playroom/craftroom. I realized I have tonnes of layouts in various degrees of need. Some need dates, some need to be photographed, many can be blogged about, and ALL need to find homes in albums. I estimate there are probably 10 albums worth.

So forgive me in advance if i post a few older pages or if you see something that I've previously posted. I did say I was getting organized. who knows if I'll ever fully get there

Here are a few pages that recently made it into albums:

All Bark No Bite
pp:Lily Bee Design, My Little Yellow Bycicle
felt: Prima
Wood: Prima, Studio Calico
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Rub Ons: Prima, MME
transparency: MME
stickers: American Crafts
Funny Guy
pp: Studio Calico
Stamps: WRMK, Paper Smooches
Ink: Staz On, Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Pen: Sharpie,  AC Precision pen
embellishments: Studio Calico, Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts

Hello Love

pp: Pion
Stamps: Tattered Angels
Ink: Hero Arts,  Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Flowers: Prima Marketing
wood shapes: Crate Paper
Stickers: Jillibean Soup

I Love This Family
pp: Jillibean Soup
die cuts: Jillibean Soup
Stickers: Jillibean Soup
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress stain

Mother's Day Tea Party
pp: Crate Paper- On Trend
Die: Tim Holtz 
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Stain
stickers: AC, Crate Paper
mixed brads and bling

I have my favorite chosen, which one is yours?